Rathangan €230,000 cannabis haul case sent forward to Kildare Circuit Court

Two men charged with sale and supply

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Rathangan €230,000 cannabis haul case sent forward to Kildare Circuit Court

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Two men charged with having €230,000 of cannabis for sale and supply in a Rathangan house have been sent forward for trial to the next sitting of Naas Circuit Court, starting on November 14.

At Naas District Court today, Thursday, October 26, the court was told that the Book of Evidence had been given to Ronan Bagnall (24), with an address at Newtown, Nurney.

It is alleged that he had cannabis herb at 29 Beechgrove, Rathangan, on May 10 last with a view to selling and supplying it.

Another man, Ian Smyth (31), of 29 Beechgrove, Rathangan, also appeared Court today, on the same charge. He did not appear in the morning and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. When he appeared after lunch, he too was sent forward for trial at the next sitting of the Circuit Court.

At an earlier hearing, Garda Lisa Boshell, had told the court, that neither men made any reply when the charges were put to them. The men are remanded on continuing bail.

Both men were granted free legal aid, a solicitor, one junior counsel and one senior counsel, on account of the seriousness of the charge.

One of the bail conditions were changed for Mr Smyth as he now has a job in Drogheda. He is required to sign on at Kildare Garda Station, one day a week, on Saturday, instead of five days a week.